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Nov 8, 2012 3:00pm PST
victims. leslie bernstein: we have a program here at the university of southern california called the cancer surveillance program. this is one of a number of population based cancer registries around the country. a population based cancer registry defines geographic boundaries of a population and then collects information on cancer that develops in the population living within that geographic boundary. in the late 1970s, brian henderson was working at a mission hospital in new guinea when the chinese government asked him to be a consultant on cancer. dr. henderson: premiere zhou en lai had bladder cancer. in the course of his illness, he became interested in cancer and actually was a mover in getting a national register of cancer cases. a million barefoot doctors in every village in china recorded every cause of death. and then, the chinese, using relatively unsophisticated computer technology made maps of the distribution of cancer. they knew where concentrations of cancer victims were located, but not why. why was there more stomach cancer in certain parts of the country... more
Nov 15, 2012 3:00pm PST
have provided some interesting insights. leslie bernstein: i was involved in a randomized, controlled clinical trial of hospice care that was conducted in a v.a. hospital in los angeles county. we found much greater satisfaction with the type of care the patient received, both from the patient's point-of-view and their significant other's point-of-view. we thought we would see differences in pain management because hospice has this very... futuristic outlook that you manage the pain in any way you can, whatever drugs are required. but what we found was that the levels of pain and the pain experience of the hospice patients was really not too different from that for the other patients in the hospital. because of that, we went back to research how pain management had changed at this v.a. hospital over time, because what we suspected and what we were able to prove was that having a hospice in the hospital changed the way pain was managed by other units in the hospital. hospice care can be provided in the home or in specialized care settings. typically what'll happen is we help them set u
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